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How Is The Role Of “Mother” Evolving?

July 2, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The International Museum of Women (IMOW) today launched “Mama in Many Ways,” the newest Gallery of its online exhibition MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe at mama.imow.org.

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Motherhood is eternal, yet evolving. The “Mama in Many Ways” gallery explores the changing definition of the modern mother in today’s society, from adoptive and surrogate motherhood to gay moms and teen moms.

“Mama in Many Ways” presents global art and stories about the many paths a woman may take to become a mama. The gallery features:

  • Teen Moms: A photo documentary from a teen mom in the slums of Kenya who follows other teen moms and shares their struggles and triumphs
  • Adoptive Moms: An essay by Sarah Buttenweiser called “What’s in a Name?” about the open adoption of her daughter, who has contact with her birth mother
  • Gay Moms: Lenelle Moise shares her poem about the process and experience of becoming a mother as a lesbian woman

MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe is an online exhibition that showcases original creative works, including art, film, music, photography, essays and video interviews, reflecting the stories, visions and voices of motherhood from more than 60 countries. “Mama in Many Ways” is one of eight topic galleries launched monthly as part of the exhibition.

As part of the exhibition, IMOW is presenting an online visitor pledge for maternal health rights along with Christy Turlington Burns’ organization Every Mother Counts. Visitors can take direct action by signing the pledge at mama.imow.org/pledge.

The International Museum of Women is an innovative online museum that inspires creativity, awareness and action on vital global issues for women. For more information on IMOW, go to www.imow.org

SOURCE International Museum of Women

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